BlackBerry launches touchscreen handset

BlackBerry Leap

Handset release is first of four planned for this year

Illustration of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage

Luddites fear rise of high-tech sector

If new technologies really cut jobs, we would all be out of work by now, writes Walter Isaacson

PCH buys ecommerce retailer

Online store will cater to raft of hardware and gadget start-ups


Citi to sell OneMain to Springleaf

Former AIG unit becomes biggest subprime lender in $4.25bn deal

Screengrab of Vox's Facebook page

Vox chases video payday

Facebook has become a potent force but not yet a revenue source

Japan wage growth fastest in 15 years

Increase in basic salaries key to success of Abenomics

Fed urged to clarify bank capital rules

Systemic Risk Council chair says openness needed to win support

Telecoms groups back ‘mobile identity

Move to cement mobile phone as the centre of digital life

Google to launch US mobile network

Tech group acts in response to frustration over internet speeds

Gordon Dyal to retire from Goldman Sachs

Dealmaker leaving after Goldman reshuffles M&A team line-up

Santander names North American head

Scott Powell tasked with repairing ties with US regulators

Brooks takes digital leap at Storyful

Job at social media news site marks switch from career in print

Anthem was warned about hacking weakness

US agency audited health insurer 2 years before cyber attack

Valeant set for $9.6bn jumbo junk sale

Appetite for high-yield bond funds gives confidence on take-up

Oil jitters on Canada’s campaign trail

Tar sands industry sheds thousands of jobs

Gannett settles dispute with Icahn

Activist investor drops proxy fight with publishing company

Google misses a trick with latest ‘Glass’

There is little surprising about proposed HQ’s retro-futurism

Chipmaker NXP to buy Freescale

Dutch group to pay $11bn for US rival amid rapid consolidation in semiconductors

Brooks set for return to Murdoch empire

Cleared tabloid chief to run Dublin social media unit Storyful

Buffett letter sparks succession talk

Shareholder communiqué spells out qualities that will be needed by next chief


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